Dating abuse happens in both gay and straight relationships. Nothing you wear, do, or say gives another person the right to hurt you.
Either a male or female can be the victim of dating abuse. People who commit dating abuse have a problem controlling strong emotions, such as anger and jealousy.
You will not have to pay for the call, and you can ask to have your information kept confidential.
Even though these calls are free, they may appear on your phone bill.
The Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for teaching how “asking first” makes all the difference in creating safer intimacy and in decreasing occurrences of sexual assault.
The caller’s phone number is not retained, so the call is anonymous and confidential unless the caller chooses to share personally-identifying information. Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-838-8238 (V/TTY) The Action Alliance operates the statewide hotline, a toll-free, confidential, 24-hour service that provides crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to family violence and sexual assault survivors, their friends and families, professionals, and the general public.
American Bar Association, Division for Public Education: National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Initiative: The American Bar Association has developed and distributed nationally 1,000 Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Toolkits introducing teens to dating facts, warning signs, and prevention recommendations.
In a dating relationship, teenagers may experience some form of abuse.
This can involve physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual abuse and other dangerous behaviors.